Week in Review: September 9th, 2011

Shabbat Shalom!  It was a short week, but you can definitely tell that things are beginning to pick up in our community as everyone settles in after the summer.  Professor David Shneer, the Director of CU’s Jewish Studies Program, opened a photographic exhibition based on his recent book at the CU Art Museum; read about the opening below and more about the exhibition here.

It was a momentous week in Israel with social protests last weekend; BJN correspondent Rabbi Ori Har checked in both before and after.  We also got a more in-depth report from BJN correspondent Shaul Amir about the Israeli view of the “Arab Spring” as well as some of the long-term impacts of the newly-awakened social justice movement in Israel. (See below under News for these reports.)

Next week has a few things in store as well; Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and there is a large memorial event and concert in Denver’s City Park at 1 pm on Sunday featuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and music by The Beach Boys and Tyler Ward.  On Tuesday, September 13th, the Boulder JCC is holding a meeting for the community with their architects to discuss the plans for the new Boulder Jewish Community Center.  And on Thursday night, September 15th, Professor Shneer will give a lecture and personal tour of his exhibition at the CU Art Museum.

BJN would like to welcome our newest supporter, Carolyn Bleicher of RE/Max of Boulder.  Carolyn has recently relocated here from Chicago with her husband; welcome to Boulder, Carolyn, and thank you for your support.

Finally, we officially open the High Holidays season with a video from Israel, “Dip Your Apple” from the Fountainheads.  Scroll down for the video that will leave you humming and tapping your toes!

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About Editor

I'm David Fellows, and I've served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and I've written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop...). I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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